Environment and Energy
Cambodia has a rich bio-diversity, including an array of diverse organisms and forest resource on which many poor people in the countryside depend for livelihood. However, in recent years the forest resource has increasingly come under pressure from economic land utilization. Meanwhile, the country is known to be vulnerable to impacts of climate change due to its low adaptation capacity. Rural populations are most at risk to destructive climatic events such flood and drought.
A major focus is on assisting the government in preparing necessary measures and strategy to deal with climate change. Responding to the emerging challenges posed by climate change and degradation of natural resources, UNDP’s support focuses on: 1) development of climate change policies and financing mechanisms; 2) pro-poor sustainable forest management and REDD+; and 3) community resilience to climate risks and disasters.more
Projects and Initiatives
The purpose of the Cambodia Community Based Adaptation Programme (CCBAP) is to reduce vulnerability and increase adaptive capacity of the targeted communities to manage the additional risks of climate change. It aims to reduce the vulnerability of Cambodia’s agricultural sector to climate induced changes in water resources availability.more